transgression

[trans-gresh-uhn, tranz-]
noun
an act of transgressing; violation of a law, command, etc.; sin.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsgressiōn- (stem of trānsgressiō) a stepping across. See transgress, -ion

nontransgression, noun


See breach.
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transgression (trænzˈɡrɛʃən)
 
n
1.  a breach of a law, etc; sin or crime
2.  the act or an instance of transgressing

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transgression
early 15c., from O.Fr. transgression (12c.), from L.L. transgressionem (nom. transgressio) "a transgression of the law," from L. "a going over," from transgressus, pp. of transgredi "go beyond," from trans- "across" + gradi (pp. gressus) "to walk, go" (see grade). The verb
transgress is recorded from 1520s. Related: Transgressor (late 14c.).
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transgression   (trāns-grěsh'ən)  Pronunciation Key 
A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time. Compare regression.
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Example sentences
Forgive me for my transgression and challenge my reasoning instead.
He admitted to his transgression and his only reaction was one of apology.
The transgression was not the complaint that the award had been given to the
  wrong writer.
Remarkably, these souls are sometimes awakened to a higher purpose by some
  inadvertent transgression.
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